Popular Nigerian socialite Ismaila Mustapha, better known as Mompha disputed the EFCC’s assertions that he had been detained again on money laundering accusations totaling N6 billion.
Recall that the anti-graft agency confirmed the arrest to Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday, May 15, 2023.
The EFCC counsel, Suleiman Suleiman, informed the court that the prosecution, in collaboration with its international partners, had secured the arrest of Mompha.
Mompha, however, refuted the claim in a statement posted to his Instagram page today and shared a video of himself and his wife driving in Dubai.
He said that his family and he were in Dubai and alleged that whenever the commission sought media importance, they used his name to trend.
“IDAN WAS NOT REARRESTED BY EFCC; 33BG IS NOT IN EFCC CUSTODY
Contrary to the recent publication in most media platforms in Nigeria that I, Mompha was rearrested by the EFCC. I want to use this medium to expose the corrupt and mischievous commission again that I was neither rearrested nor am I in the custody of the EFCC. This assertion by the EFCC is laughable because I am currently not in Nigeria more or less rearrested either in Nigeria
I hereby urge the commission to desist from this insensible media trial and stop misleading people through the press/media that I am in your custody and would produce me before the Court on the 3rd of July.
It has now become very clear that the only motive of the EFCC is to witch-hunt me and use my name MOMPHA to trend anytime they are looking for cheap media relevance. One would think Mompha would be the least of their worries during this period of change in government, and occupy themselves with task of going after the corrupt politicians who are impoverishing the ordinary Nigerians.
I want to thank my teeming fans and well wishers, who are concerned about my wellbeing and safety and I want to assure you all that I and my family are fine and currently enjoying ourselves in Dubai, away from the intimidation and harassment of the EFCC and the corrupt Nigeria judicial system.”
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